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Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 57,300 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,671 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe added 700 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,300 +700 -7,500
CPS 59,671 +95 -13,093

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 67,600. Since then 10,300 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,300 in April 2020, Santa Fe has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,042 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 16,371 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 59,576, Santa Fe has added 95 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 57,300 700 59,671 95
July 2020 56,600 -200 59,576 -3,404
June 2020 56,800 700 62,980 218
May 2020 56,100 800 62,762 2,407
April 2020 55,300 -10,700 60,355 -11,728
March 2020 66,000 -400 72,083 -1,201
February 2020 66,400 200 73,284 344
January 2020 66,200 400 72,940 361
December 2019 65,800 0 72,579 -75
November 2019 65,800 399 72,654 -63
October 2019 65,400 0 72,717 -51
September 2019 65,400 600 72,768 4